What is Polished Concrete?
Materials Used to Polish Concrete
Grinders and Polishers
Industrial Floor Vacuum
Hardening and Compacting Agents
Coloring Agents, Dyes, and Stains
What Concrete Can Be Polished
Grit Levels of Concrete Polishing
For polished concrete there are different grit levels that give a different look to your polished floors. There are four recognized levels that give different looks so you can achieve your perfect floor.
Level one is known as flat and is achieved by stopping below the 100-grit resin bond. The finished look of this floor is a hazy one with little clarity.
Level two is known as a satin finish and is achieved by stopping right below the 400-grit resin bond producing a sheen finish. With this flooring you have a low-luster, matte finish that has a slight reflection of the overhead lights.
Level three is known as semi-polished which is a result of going up to a 800-grit or higher diamond abrasive. This finish has great light reflectivity for 30-50 feet and has a clearer, higher sheen than that of level 2.
Level four is the highly polished finish that you get when using up to a 3000-grit resin bond diamond. This level gives such a high level of shine with such clarity that when standing directly over this floor you can see your reflection. The shine is so strong with this level that it can actually appear to be wet from different vantage points.